Allen was demoted to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.
Allen had a lengthy run in the lineup, starting 18 times in a 20-game stretch, but he failed to convince, hitting just .200 over that span and .204/.248/.301 overall. His 30 percent strikeout rate is particularly worrisome for a player who doesn't have much power and needs to get on base to utilize his speed. Tyler Naquin should continue as the Indians' primary center fielder with Allen off the roster. Yonder alonso was activated from the Family Medical Emergency list in a corresponding move.
Allen is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Manager Terry Francona has held Allen out of the lineup throughout the series, affording Tyler Naquin a third consecutive start in center field. Unless news surfaces that Allen is nursing an injury, it appears safe to conclude that his days as the Indians' primary center fielder are over, at least for the time being. Allen has recorded just one in 33 at-bats over his last 11 games, with his season batting average plummeting to .204 as a result.
Allen will sit for the second straight game Saturday against the Twins.
Allen had started 18 of 20 games for the Indians but didn't do particularly well over that stretch, hitting just .200, including a 1-for-32 showing in his last 10 games. Tyler Naquin will make his second straight start in center field.
Allen is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Allen has been in the midst of a rough stretch at the plate, going 1-for-32 with 12 strikeouts over the last 11 games. In his place, Tyler Naquin will man center field upon his return from the 10-day DL (hamstring).
Allen will start in center field and hit leadoff Sunday against the Tigers, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
It only looks to be a brief cameo atop the order for Allen, who is filling the table-setting role with Francisco Lindor sliding into the cleanup spot in place of the injured Edwin Encarnacion (ankle). Since Encarnacion's injury is believed to be minor, he could rejoin the lineup as soon as Monday against the White Sox, at which point Allen would likely retreat to his usual spot in the lower third of the order. Allen should at least make for a decent DFS play Sunday while he bats in a premium spot against an unseasoned starting pitcher in Artie Lewicki, who owns a 4.66 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over 29 career big-league innings.
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